Exclusive Excerpt: Cover Girl Cameron Diaz's November Interview

After 20 years as an actress, Cameron Diaz is always game for mixing things up—like writing a best-selling book or singing as Miss Hannigan in next month's musical film Annie. Here, a preview of her profile from the November 2014 issue of Marie Claire.

Most Popular

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Most Popular

On her role in Annie: "It's not very often you get to do a musical. Even though I was terrified of doing it, I kind of had to. The two things I'm most terrified of are heights and singing in front of people. I've jumped out of airplanes and scaled sides of cliffs—not to get over my fears, but to address them. I just felt like this is something that needed to be addressed. I cried uncontrollably. Everybody was so supportive and having fun with it because I was so pathetic, but the only way to get through scary things is to have a sense of humor about it."

On appearing fully nude for a film: "People have seen my butt. I've shown the top of my butt, the bottom of my butt. I'm not opposed to doing nudity, as long as it's part of the story. I'll do whatever has to get done if it's the right thing."

On having children: "We live in a society where everyone has kids, so they want other people to have kids. There is this culture that says celebrities are supposed to be just like us, so people think,'I have children, why doesn't she?' But I'm not going to do something because it's expected. If a family happens, then it happens. If children come to me, then I would do that, but I'm not someone who feels like she has to do something because it's expected."

On dating: "I'm not looking for a husband or marriage or not not looking for that stuff. I'm living, not thinking what I should or shouldn't be doing with my life."

On modeling: "I hated school. I wasn't going to get a scholarship. My parents didn't have the money to send me to college. I heard 'money' and 'travel,' and I'm thinking, 'I'm getting out!'"

Read the read the full story with Cameron Diaz in the November issue of Marie Claire on sale October 21, 2014.

Related:

Cameron Diaz's Excellent Adventure

Cameron Diaz Saves the World!

Photographs by Michael Thompson

Celebrity
Share
Ruby Rose Changes Her Hair to Keep Up with Twin Justin Bieber
​In case you forgot these two are total doppelgänger​s.​
Celebrity
Share
Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Getting Close at a Vegas Nightclub
Well look who's together again.​
Celebrity
Share
95 of the Best Met Gala Moments Ever
Charting the most unforgettable ​things that have happened at the Met Gala over the years.
Music
Share
Is This Why Beyoncé Just Cancelled Her Nashville Show?
​Fans are reportedly calling the cancellation 'mysterious'. ​​
Celebrity
Share
Taylor Swift's Date to the Met Gala Is Not Who You'd Expect
Sorry, Calvin.
Celebrity
Share
Gigi Hadid Continues Her Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas
​It is her 21st, after all. ​
Celebrity
Share
Helen Mirren's Prince Tribute Won the White House Correspondents' Dinner
💜​ 💜 ​💜​
Celebrity
Share
Emma Watson's White House Correspondents' Dinner Look is SO Good
Nailed it!​
Celebrity
Share
Miley Cyrus Just Did Something Super Special with Liam Hemsworth's Family
The cutest. ​
Celebrity
Share
Kendall Jenner Is Starstruck for the First Time Meeting President Obama
​So that's what it takes to impress a Kardashian-Jenner.​